Lee Child: True Crime would dramatize "the stories of real-life men and women from around the world who have been driven to stand up and put their lives on the line, fighting for justice in the face of great danger," according to Deadline. "I had the idea of doing a true-crime Black Mirror, a series where each episode is going to be connected by a strong brand, mood and tone," says producer Laurence Bowen, who was inspired to do the anthology series after watching Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. "All of the episodes will end with a great sense of hope and redemption. A lot of true-crime drama tends to be about the famous and infamous and that’s great but Lee and I were fascinated by ordinary people, the people that don’t get written about. If we can find them, there’s something so interesting about those people who have been forced to find something inside themselves, there’s nothing quite like that."